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Transport orders all agencies to strictly accept travel for Songkran 2024

Bangkok, "Suriya" check list of readiness Strict orders for all agencies under the Ministry of Transport Prepare for convenience and safety in traveling during the Songkran Festival 2024. Mr. Suriya Juangroongruangkit Minister of Transport Said afte...

Bangkok, “Suriya” check list of readiness Strict orders for all agencies under the Ministry of Transport Prepare for convenience and safety in traveling during the Songkran Festival 2024.

Mr. Suriya Juangroongruangkit Minister of Transport Said after chairing a meeting to follow up on the implementation of the orders of the Minister of Transport from the meeting to prepare for the implementation of the convenience and safety plan to support people’s travel during the Songkran festival. 2024 of the Ministry of Transport that at the beginning of March 2024, they assigned the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) to follow up on the results of the orders given to affiliated agencies. To operate under the plan for convenience and safety to support people’s travel. During the Songkran Festival 2024 of the Ministry of Transport Between 11 – 17 April 2024, a total period of 7 days, under the campaign topic “Travel throughout Thailand. Transportation is convenient and safe. We care to serve the
people.”

Mr. Suriya said that during the Songkran festival There will be several public holidays in a row. Therefore, it is expected that there will be people returning to their hometowns. and travel with personal cars and use public transportation a lot Divided into traveling by personal car. It is expected that there will be a total of 17,141,489 vehicles entering and exiting Bangkok, divided into traffic on main highways and motorways, totaling 6,985,530 vehicles, and traffic on expressways, totaling 10,155,959 vehicles for traveling by public transport. It is expected that people will travel by public transport. including public buses, trains, public boats and airplanes, a total of 16,908,078 people-trip, divided into travel within Bangkok and surrounding areas, 13,397,591 people-trip, interprovincial travel 2,047,695 people-trip, and international travel 1,693,727 people-trip, measures

and plans to support travel by personal cars.

To exempt the collection of toll fees during the Songkran Festival 2024
as follows: The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) exempts the collection of toll fees on the expressway. During the Songkran Festival 2024, from the original 5 routes to 6 routes, including – Chalong Rat Expressway Burapha Withi Expressway And the Kanchanaphisek Expressway (Bang Phli – Suksawat) will exempt toll collection during the Songkran Festival 2024, a total period of 7 days (between 11 – 17 April 2024).

Si Rat Expressway Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway Udon Ratthaya Expressway The collection of tolls will be waived during the Songkran Festival 2024, a total period of 3 days (between 13 – 15 April 2024).

The Department of Highways (DLPW) will waive the collection of tolls for 2 motorway routes, namely No. 7 (Bangkok – Pattaya City) and No. 9 (Bangkok Outer Ring Road Kanchanaphisek Road, Bang Pa-in – Bang Phli section and Phra Pradaeng – Bang Khae section, Phra Pradaeng section – Bang Khun Thian Interchange), total period 7 days (between 11 – 17 April 2024)

The Department of Highways (DPWH) opene
d Motorway Route No. 6, Pak Chong – Bypass Nakhon Ratchasima,

4 traffic lanes (round trip), distance 77 kilometers, and opened Motorway Route No. 81, Nakhon Pathom Checkpoint,

west side – Kanchanaburi Checkpoint, distance 50 kilometers.

Publicize and advise people to use the secondary roads of the Department of Rural Roads (Rural Roads)

and the Highway Department to reduce the amount of heavy traffic on the main roads, including avoiding traveling to the northern region. You can use rural roads Saha. 4035, Saha. 5040 and Chon. 4050 instead of Asian Road No. 32 from Sing Buri to Chainat. and rural roads No. 4059 and No. 4054 instead of Highway No. 340 from Nonthaburi to Chainat In terms of options for avoiding traveling to the Isan region You can use rural roads No. 1016 and No. 3052 instead of Mittraphap Road. From Muak Lek to Wang Nam Khiao It is an alternative way to travel to Prachinburi Province. Including Highway No. 201, Highway No. 2369 and Highway No. 2246 instead of Mittraphap Road. From Saraburi
to Korat and rural roads, lines Sor.B. 4051 and S.B. 3021, instead of Phahon Yothin Road From Wang Noi to Saraburi It is an option for traveling to Lopburi Province and Phetchabun Province For avoiding traveling to the southern region Can use Kanlapaphruek – Ratchaphruek – Nakhon In road instead of Kanchanaphisek Road. and rural road SS 2021 (Thailand Riviera Road) from Khlong Khon to Cha-am. To replace Phetkasem Road You can go to Cha-am from Wang Manao intersection.

Traffic management in the construction area of ??Rama 2 Road and Borommaratchachonnani Road. Road construction must be stopped and traffic surface restored to the construction area in a safe manner to avoid accidents. and closing or moving U-turn points away from traffic congestion and bottleneck areas. and conduct a trial of traffic management during 6 – 8 April 2024 in order to know the impact from traffic management operations.

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is requesting cooperation from transport operators to avoid

Transporting g
oods during the Songkran Festival 2024 includes avoiding leaving your car on the shoulder of the road. In the event that it is necessary to use a vehicle, you may operate only in the far left lane. To alleviate traffic problems and prevent accidents. For transport operators who have installed the Global Positioning System (GPS) in their vehicles, continuously monitor the speed of their trucks through the DLT- GPS Application and notify drivers. When it is found that the speed limit is exceeded and instructs operators who transport fuel Please plan the pickup and delivery of goods so as not to affect people’s travel. In order to help prevent accidents, in addition, the Highway Police Division (Highway Police Division) has issued announcements prohibiting trucks from driving on certain roads. Including Rama 2 Road, km. 15 – km. 53 during 11 – 13 and 15 – 16 April 2024.

Measures and plans to support travel by public transport.

Emphasize that all agencies under the CCSA that are responsible for strict safety in
traveling for the public, especially in the issue of accidents in the public transportation system, must be zero. Must not drive faster than the legal limit and within working hours. For bus passengers Passenger ship crew train driver You must get enough rest. and the amount of alcohol in the driver’s breath must be zero milligram percent. As for the Department of Land Transport (DLT), check readiness at the establishment. Check the readiness of drivers at passenger terminals and stops. Check the readiness of the vehicle and safety equipment of public buses. According to the Checklist, set up checkpoints for the readiness of public buses

and drivers (Rest Area) and increase the frequency of checking the speed of public buses on main routes both inbound and outbound. Monitor driving behavior from real-time GPS system data 24 hours a day. Arrange inspectors to give advice and educate passengers on buses. Emphasis is given to operators to supervise

The work of transportation safety management personnel (Transp
ort Safety Management: TSM) and measures to call double-decker buses to check for safety (Check Sure for safety) as follows:

1) All double-decker buses that will be used for running during the Songkran festival must be inspected and completed by

April 7, 2024. 2) The Department of Land Transport (DLT) issues a document certifying the inspection results to keep on the vehicle for inspection. 3) If found If the vehicle is not ready, a message will be sprayed saying “Do not use”.

Remind the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Department of Airports (ATI), and Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT) to be strict with flight service providers, especially in the case of delayed flights and must There is public relations to inform the public about the benefits they should receive in the event of flight postponement or cancellation. As well as publicizing the information to the public in a timely manner. In addition, he has instructed airlines to prepare for service during the Songkran festival.
By adding a total of 104 special flights and reducing the fare ceiling by 20% (only for the special flights, a total of 104 flights), which can accommodate up to 17,874 seats.

Requesting cooperation from the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to consider the area/area where tents will be set up to make it safer for the people. There should be a safe distance from the edge of the road/way to reduce the chance.

Accidents to service point personnel. The OTP will make additional recommendations at the meeting of the Road Accident Prevention and Reduction Center during the festival period. Let operational units in the area consider the appropriate distance for setting up tents. To ensure that there is a distance from the shoulder and edge of the road, traffic cones with reflective strips have been set up to serve as observation points in the distance. Let the driver know in advance. In order to provide safety for the operating staff.

Assigned the Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Navy, and EXAT to inspect the lighting in the
ir area of ??responsibility.

Every route is in order. and arrange for staff to inspect/fix any electrical lighting problems during the construction project 24 hours a day so that people can travel safely. and all agencies under the CCTV to inspect and prepare all closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to be in a ready-to-use condition at all times.

Agencies under the CCSA that report accident data enter the Ministry of Transport’s Accident Data Reporting System (TRAMS) according to guidelines in time to summarize the reported data to administrators within the morning of every day.

water travel Must check various pontoons/pieries both in Bangkok and other provinces. There must be safety so that no accidents occur.

Source: Thai News Agency